2013 SPRING PREVIEW: Monterey Jazz Festival coming to Carolina Theatre

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

The Carolina Theatre’s spring music schedule features a lineup heavy on jazz and traditional American music.
To celebrate its 55th year, The Monterey Jazz Festival is presenting a North American tour, which comes to the theater Jan. 26. Artists on this tour will be bassist and musical director Christian McBride, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, saxophonist Chris Potter, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist Benny Green, and drummer Lewis Nash.
Vocalist Jane Monheit continues the jazz lineup Feb. 2. Monheit, who was the first runner-up in the Thelonious Monk Institute’s 1998 vocal competition, has released 10 recordings, and is considered one of the great contemporary singers of standards. Pianist Brad Mehldau and mandolin player Chris Thile will unite April 11 for a concert that crosses the genres of jazz and bluegrass.
The Guster String Players will kick off the lineup of traditional music with an eclectic concert of acoustic string music Jan. 12. The Kruger Brothers will perform their new work “Appalachian Concerto” – a piece for banjo, bass, guitar and string quartet – Jan. 18. Arlo Guthrie will perform the music of his father, Woody Guthrie, Feb. 6.
Tickets to Carolina Theatre events are available at 919-560-3030 or at www.carolinatheatre.org.
Here is the complete list of musical artists performing at the theater:

Guster String Players. Jan. 12
Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, “Hidden Jewels.” Jan. 13
The Kruger Brothers. Jan. 18
Monterey Jazz on Tour. Jan. 26
Jesse Cook. Feb. 1
Jane Monheit. Feb. 2
Arlo Guthrie. Feb. 6
Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes. Feb. 15
Harry Belafonte. Feb. 16
Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, “Musical Landscapes.” Feb. 17
Jim Brickman. Feb. 20
Marc Broussard and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Feb. 28
Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, “The Human and the Spiritual.” March 10
Durham Savoyards, “The Pirates of Penzance.” March 14-24.
Ana Moura. March 29
Richard Smallwood and Vision. March 30
Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile. April 11
“Classical Albums Live: Dark Side of the Moon.” April 12
Hugh Masekela. April 13
Durham Symphony. April 14
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. April 23
Amadeus Leopold (the artist formerly known as Hahn-Bin). May 3
Stanley Jordan and Kevin Eubanks. May 17
Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, “A European Tour.” May 19
Jake Shimabukuro. June 8